While some billionaires set their sights on conquering the celestial sphere, others find solace in cultivating the earthly realm. Mark Zuckerberg, the brilliant mind behind Meta Platforms, recently unveiled a surprising passion project to his Instagram followers: raising cows in the scenic lands of Hawaii. On what might be mistaken for a fratboy's daily sustenance of beer and nuts, Zuckerberg eagerly embraces this unconventional endeavor.
Out of all his undertakings, Zuckerberg dubs this particular pursuit as the most delectable. His decision to rear cows sparked a humorous response on social media, with wits playfully suggesting that at least he didn't opt for the challenge of raising llamas—a playful nod to Meta's very own language model contender, ChatGPT.
However, it wasn't long before he faced expected criticism regarding the environmental repercussions tied to cattle farming. Cows contribute a significant proportion of approximately 4% of greenhouse gases.
Meanwhile, fellow billionaire Bill Gates has fervently advocated for the adoption of entirely synthetic beef in developed nations as a means to combat these ecological concerns.
Nevertheless, Zuckerberg's financial standing effortlessly supports this newfound hobby, considering the remarkable surge in Meta shares—a staggering 168% increase over the past year. Ranked sixth on Bloomberg's esteemed billionaire list, Zuckerberg's estimated worth currently stands at a remarkable $129 billion.